Love Letters to Earth

On February 14 people everywhere express their love with actions, flowers, cards, gifts and more.  Some people express their love for Earth by protesting its ongoing destruction by our continuing dependence on oil for meeting our energy needs.  Some write these lovers off as foolish hippies and idealistic tree huggers but they are neither foolish nor idealists. These are the hardcore realists of our world.  Today there is another effort underway to stop the Keystone XL pipeline development yet again in spite of the public outcry.  If you’ve signed any petition for this effort previously I’m sure your email box is currently awash in urgent requests for your signature again because big oil and its supporters don’t give up. Their intention is to wear everyone down until big oil gets its way AGAIN. Apparently the American government has learned nothing from the BP oil spill and its continuing consequences in the Gulf of Mexico.  There is an upside to all this lobbying for more pipelines and greater development of an oil project that is already the size of Great Britain–more people are learning about the Tar Sands. And more people are saying NO to it and to big oil.  Change makes many uncomfortable but change we must–or kill the only planet that supports us with air to breathe, water to drink, and soil for food.  Nature is not dependent upon us. We are dependent upon nature for our survival. As you drive along in your car fueled by oil you may feel far removed from the heartbeat of the world. Everything except your next chore of the day may be far from your mind. But consider how different your daily life would be if there was no clean air to breath, no clean water to drink, and no fresh food in your grocery store. Shall we all live on little purple pills popped into our mouths while we breathe through gas masks? Shall we? Isn’t it time to write your own “love letter” to Earth? Folks–big oil has to “go.” It’s literally killing people and the Earth.  It will kill you and your loved ones–make no mistake about it. And the people who own and operate big oil will also die by their own actions. Denial will not prevent their demise.  So, take some time and figure how you can show some love.  

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13 Comments

  1. Stafford said,

    February 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    The timing could not be worse. Just as we get a handle on Climate Change we are facing a world financial crisis that promises to put the environment so far onto the back burner that is will soon be off the stove.
    When that happens, we are on the slide to extinction or at least decimation.
    Yet, I still hope for a miracle in which we as a speciies suddenly see the big picture and react appropriately. We demand action and accept the sacrifices that go with it. Keep fighting!

    • February 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Stafford–a miracle? Wow. What sort of Love Letter would you write to Earth?
      Perhaps decimation wouldn’t be such a bad thing in the larger scheme of things. All other species are ‘culled’ in one way or another–our screwing up would certain ‘cull’ many of us.

  2. Roxie said,

    February 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Eva, what a great post, and how lovely it would be if we all lived by one line of what you said, “We are dependent upon nature for our survival.”
    What if we really did write love letters to our planet? Many of us could compose wonderful revelations and compile them in an anthology to be published next Earth Day…sounds like a project for Super Eva, don’t you think?

    • February 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      Hello Roxie. What a great notion–an anthology of Love Letters to Earth. I do wonder what people would write. Now you’ve really got me thinking, Roxie. Thank you.

      • Roxie said,

        February 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm

        Let me know what I can do on this end to facilitate something, hehehe, great minds together can create unbelievable results! Seriously let me know what comes of this brilliant idea, 😉

      • March 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        Roxie, believe it or not, I HAVE been thinking about this notion more than a little. Hmmmm……brainpain simmering ….

      • Roxie said,

        March 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm

        Eva, I’m serious, we can put something together in time for next year’s Earth Day…an amazing anthology edited by none other than 2 fab chicks such as ourselves 😉

  3. artistatexit0 said,

    February 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Well said Eva…nature is indifferent and If we change our planet past the point of sustainability and recognition…there will be no one else but us to blame.

    • February 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      So artist-at-exit-o, why do people have such a hard time understanding this? hmm? Or is it just a ton of denial? Btw, would you write a love letter to Earth?

  4. SandySays1 said,

    February 22, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Humans do strange things don’t they? Maybe they’ll alter all the winds and tides in their attempt to use alternate power sources changing climate patterns and destroying things more quickly. Maybe the Mayans will be correct.

    • February 28, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Sandy a strong case can be made for humans in general being absolutely insane in their treatment of their only home.
      I suspect there is more than a little truth in the Mayan vision–and that ti’s not been properly understood—yet. Could be interesting eh, Sandy? Hope you’ve got your human well trained.

  5. Sheila Hurst said,

    March 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Beautiful post. I never understood why “treehugger” has negative connotations surrounding it. Of course I’m a treehugger and proud of it! Trees clean the air we breathe. You probably already know this, but a great charity for anti-oil petitions is Oceana. I sign every one and there are lots of victories with those petitions.

  6. Yousei Hime said,

    March 28, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Anthology! Anthology! I want to read it. Should be a way to get all kinds of letters using social media–twitter, FB, etc. Gearing up for earth day to get submissions would be a great venue too.

    Thanks for your visit. I’ve missed but not forgotten you, here and there.


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